Sturgis Road Show 2011

Sturgis Road Show 2011

I got an invite to attend the 2011 Sturgis Road Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last weekend, and offered to do some promotional photography for them. I ended up having to adapt to a bunch of interesting photography conditions and shot just about every type of photo you could imagine – glamour, product photography, editorial, humanity – and really enjoyed the experience, so I thought I’d share some photos.

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Orchids at Phipps Conservatory

Orchids at Phipps Conservatory

Taking the new D7000 (post coming) out for a test drive, Val and I stopped by Phipps Conservatory. During this last long haul of winter, nothing feels better than getting to take your coat off and wander around “outside”. I regret not taking advantage of my free admission during my CMU years more often. It would have been very easy to bring my text books and study there instead of a frigid, barren dorm room.

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Japanese Party de Uchi no Sumato

Japanese Party de Uchi no Sumato

Skivvy is back from Alabama, Valerie is in town, Mom just got a brand new sushi kit, I am taking Japanese classes – all of these factors provide plenty of reason to through a Japanese party.

And so, after an expensive stroll through the Strip District, dawning my robe, and putting on the koto music, we took a crack at rolling our own sushi. The rolls started off a bit… messy (likely, the Sake was involved), but after we got in to our swing, we learned that it wasn’t too difficult. Special thanks to Bober and Father Bober for lending us the rice cooker. Apparently, sushi is all about getting the rice just perfect.

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Hot Jam at The Pittsburgh Glass Center

Hot Jam at The Pittsburgh Glass Center

Val and I enjoyed the open house and “Hot Jam” evening at the Pittsburgh Glass Center last weekend.

We had the chance to watch the blowers create a glass replica of the Lombardi Trophy in honor of Super Bowl XLV. We also got to browse some of the exhibits (pictured below) and munch on some goodies. I’ve taken classes at the PGC before, and Val is currently taking a glass blowing class. It is a great environment for networking, creativity, and getting a chance to do something different.

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Halloween in the Burgh

Halloween in the Burgh

It’s been a quick transition between the pleasant warm weather and the freezing, frigid Pittsburgh winter, we tried to extract a little bit of fun out of the autumn.

The gang and I had some fun picking and carving pumpkins (in engineer fashion, I was sporting the Dremel tool).

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